Candle of Atonement and Prayer.
Candle of Atonement Prayer
Lord, forgive us our many sins.
We grieve and repent with all our hearts for having offended you,
for our great failings and neglect of the young and vulnerable.
We place all of those who have been hurt by the Church in any way into your loving hands
and under the protection of Our Blessed Mother.
Lord, bring peace to their broken lives and show us all the way out of darkness
and into the light of your Word.
May we as the people of God be more fully human,
more fully Christ-like and more fully your people,
that we may see the errors of the past
and go forward with renewed hope
and faith in Christ and in our Church.